Tag Archive 'vista'

Crazy Cringely Gets Windows Discount Fever

Microsoft trims Windows 7 prices in the hopes of convincing people to pony up. Cringely finds himself caught up in discount fever.

Ballmer to Apple: Bite Me

Microsoft’s Big Cheese says in a down economy people won’t pay $500 just for the Mac logo. Are Apple fanboyz crazy about logos or is Ballmer just plain loco?

Windows 7: Get it before something else goes wrong

Last week’s public beta launch of Windows 7 was yet another embarrassment for Microsoft. But Cringely isn’t surprised.

Who’s been naughty and nice in 2008?

Why should Santa have all the fun? I’ve also been making a list and checking it twice to figure out who deserves treats in their stockings and who’s getting a big honkin’ lump of coal. Here in no particular order are my picks for the good/bad boys and girls of tech for 2008. Naughty: Apple [...]

XP’s death: Slightly exaggerated — again

Yes, it’s true. XP has gotten yet another small reprieve from Microsoft. Can we forget Vista ever existed?

Is Vista Capable? Maybe. Microsoft, not so much.

What do Microsoft and OJ have in common? Highly public courts cases with lots of incriminating evidence. But no amount of laywerly magic may be able to save Redmond from the public’s verdict.

Microsoft haters, Mac daddies, and Linux Lovers

You think the presidential election got people hopping mad? Try talking operating systems. Cringely revisits why people love to hate MSFT.

I’m a PC, she’s a Mac. Are you a sucker?

Microsoft has launched the next phase of its $300 million effort to convince us that Vista is not a dog — while quietly pushing its replacement, Windows 7. What’s wrong with this picture?

Is Jerry Seinfeld the master of Vista’s domain?

The first videos starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld have appeared on YouTube, and the results are surprisingly amusing. But will they help sell copies of Windows Vista? The Cringemeister has his doubts.

Pick an OS, Any OS will do…

So there’s a lot of news this week about the ‘death’ of Windows XP. (I’ll have more thoughts on that later.) For now, though, let’s pretend just for fun that you could pick any operating system for your next PC — no monolithic monopolies can get in your way. Which would you pick? Fill out [...]

Save the whales, save XP

(This post originally appeared in and/or on Infoworld’s Notes from the Field blog.) by Robert X. Cringely The international movement to save endangered operating systems (aka Windows XP) has gained supporters in unlikely quarters. Cringester J. C. reports: Just got a call from my Dell rep: Dell will provide XP on business class computers (Latitude [...]

Geek Week: Vista rocks, Gates rolls

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes from the Field blog.) by Robert X. Cringely Blunder Road. A Microsoft music video by “Bruce ServicePack and the Vista Street Band” has been causing a few chuckles and a lot of retching across the Net. In the video, a Born in the USA-era Springsteen impersonator sings: “Last [...]

Windows is falling — run for your lives!

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) by Robert X. Cringely That creaking sound, the dust, that feeling of vague but imminent doom? It’s not an earthquake. Your office isn’t falling into a sink hole. It’s the warning signs of Windows collapsing. According to a presentation served up last week by [...]

Geek Week: XP’s not sacked, iPhone dev kit hacked

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) by Robert X. Cringely Full speed behind. It seems the rumors of XP’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Microsoft has bowed to overwhelming demand and decided to give XP a reprieve, kinda sorta. Scheduled to get the gas chamber in July, XP will continue [...]